Tata Elxsi, a prominent design and technology services firm, has announced an exciting collaboration with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to develop cutting-edge automotive cybersecurity solutions. This innovative partnership builds upon their existing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and combines Tata Elxsi’s expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning with their strategic focus on software-defined vehicles (SDV) and electric vehicle (EV) solutions. In tandem, they harness the robust research capabilities of IISc, based in Bengaluru.
The primary objective of this collaboration is to tackle the increasingly complex challenges posed by cybersecurity in today’s automobiles. With the rapid evolution of in-vehicle networks, sensors, and software, modern driving experiences have become more vulnerable to cyber threats, including theft, remote control, tampering, and personal information breaches.
Notably, the advent of vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-anything (V2X) connectivity has opened up new opportunities for cyberattacks. Simultaneously, IISc researchers are diligently working on advancing automotive vehicle technologies, network security, smart grids, and other critical systems.
A pivotal focus of this collaboration is on enhancing security and threat detection in connected automotive vehicles through the utilization of AI and ML-based intrusion detection systems. Furthermore, the partnership is dedicated to preventing and detecting potential security threats and anomalies, offering invaluable insights into future, potentially more sophisticated threats within the system.
Tata Elxsi’s CEO and MD, Manoj Raghavan, emphasized the significance of cybersecurity in the connected vehicles space, citing substantial investments in improving solutions for autonomous vehicles, ADAS programs, SDV architecture, and more. As vehicles continue to rely on digital technologies, safeguarding cybersecurity becomes paramount.
The collaborative effort between Tata Elxsi and IISc’s Department of Electrical Communication Engineering (ECE) aims to redefine the automotive cybersecurity landscape. The product of this partnership will be developed under the aegis of ECE, marking a significant stride in addressing cybersecurity challenges.
Professor G Rangarajan, Director of IISc, expressed enthusiasm about this academia-industry partnership, recognizing its potential to tackle evolving cybersecurity threats in the interconnected digital world. He stated, “We are excited to join hands with Tata Elxsi to foster innovations in this important domain of security for connected automotive vehicles.”
Professor Rajesh Sundaresan, Dean of the Division of Electrical, Electronics, and Computer Sciences (EECS) at IISc, highlighted the complexity involved in enabling safe in-vehicle networking, emphasizing that modern cars incorporate over 3,000 chips for sensing and controlling various aspects of vehicle operations.
About Tata Elxsi:
Tata Elxsi stands as one of the foremost global providers of design and technology services in various industries, such as Automotive, Broadcast, Communications, Healthcare, and Transportation.
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